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Title: The Frostproof news
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Language: English
Publisher: Alfred H. Mellor
Place of Publication: Frostproof Polk County Fla
Creation Date: October 6, 2005
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Thursday, October 6, 2005- Vol. 91 No. 17 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents

At a Glance

City Council
plans meetings
The Frostproof City Council
would like to remind everyone,
the City Council Public Meet-
ings will be held the first and
third Monday of the month. For
more information call 635-
Soccer League
seeks volunteers
Frostproof Youth Soccer
League is earnestly seeking vol-
unteers to participate in the
upcoming season. There is a
need for adults to take part in
the following; coaching, refer-
ees, concession, and board
members. The Youth Soccer
League has been a part of Frost-
proof for several years and
would very much like to contin-
ue to serve the children in Frost-
proof and surrounding area.
Without the aid of volunteers
this program will be cancelled
for the season. If you would like
to donate your time please con-
tact Lynn Robarts at (863)698-
FMSHS hosts
Book Harvest
FMSHS is seeking book
donations for their Book Har-
Students at Frostproof Mid-
dle/Senior High School are
being asked to bring in any
used books they have already
Anyone in the community
that would like to donate books
may drop them off at the school
office. Books will be collected
for two weeks beginning Mon-
day Oct. 3 thru Friday, Oct. 14.
SOn Monday, Oct. 24 (Middle
School) and Tuesday, Oct. 25
(High School) students will visit
the Media Center to choose a
new used book from those
Books left over will be donat-
ed to the hurricane victims.
Whidden's Pumpkin
patch returns
Country Cousins would like
to invite you to their second
annual Pumpkin Patch. This
years' patch will be hosted by
Gary Whidden. The patch will
offer a fun environment with
homemade crafts, florals, .and
refreshments to purchase. A gift
shop will be open with season-
al items for throughout the year.
More activities are planned for
the Christmas season. Come
enjoy the beginning of fall with
Whidden's Citrus. For more
information contact Leslie
Robarts at 635-2697 or Karla
Hall at 635-6195.
FHS offers
GED classes
GED classes are available at
Frostproof High School from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m.
All you need is a valid picture
i.d. and social security card.
TABE testing will be done in
SFrostproof beginning at 6 p.m.
Classes continue until 9 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday nights.
Take the time! (Classes are
FREE). For more information
please call 635-7809.
FMSHS offers
computer classes
Frostproof Middle Senior
High School will be offering
basic computer classes to all
students, parents and commu-
nity members. The class will be
taught by Mr. Michael McDon-
ald, a technology teacher at
FMSH. The classes are free of
charge and will meet Tuesdays
in the FMSH media center from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. You can attend
one .or all of the classes. If you
have any questions please call
the Frostproof Middle Senior
High Office at 635-7809 and
leave a message for Mr. McDon-
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Lewis named top princi

David Lewis, former princi-
pal at Frost-
proof Middle-
Senior and
currently a
Polk school
tor, received
the Principal
Achievement David
Award for Lewis
Leadership for Florida's middle

The award, established in 1988, recognizes prin-
cipals who enhance student achievement and fos-
ter partnerships through community outreach
and family involvement; who provide assistance
for at-risk and special needs students and devel-
op innovative strategies that have positive impact
on the school and the learning environment.

school principals on Sept..30. cation announced the award at
The Florida Department of Edu- the Commissioner's Summit for

FHS Volleyball: Strong competitors!

FHS on a


The FHS Lady Dog Varsity
Volleyball Team has done an
astonishing job this year. It is
no secret that Coach Spurlock
is hard on her players but
there 6 game winning streak
speaks for itself. The ladies
currently hold a 9-2 season
record a step above last years'
Not one, but three of the
varsity players have been rec-
ognized within the past two
weeks by appearing in the
Tremendous Ten edition of the
Thursday Ledger Sports Sec-
tion. The Tremendous Ten are
the top 10 athletes of the
week. Hope Franklin was a
pick for the September 15th
addition and Kali Berhens and
Stephanie Heath where picks
in the September 22nd addi-
"The team has been mesh-
ing very well since their last
loss over a month ago. The
ladies have come to the con-
clusion that they are the team
to beat this year. I believe in
this special group of ladies
and have been expressing to
them since before the season
ever began that they had the
winning combination this
year. The team has every
opportunity to be District
Champs. The athletic ability
that has developed out of this
group is phenomenal. Ulti-
mately the determination to
be successful and the disci-
pline that they care for each
other to with stand defeat as a
team is amazing. This team
has a heart of gold. The differ-
ence between Frostproof and
the other teams is that my girls
won't give up on each other
out on the court no matter
what the score might be.
Someone will hold the rope
and care their teammate until
she can fend for herself
again", says Head Coach Mary
E. Spurlock.

Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Lady Dog Faith Franklin helped to keep the score rising
against Mckeel Academy with her spike. Frostproof has a
9-2 season record thus far.

Principals in Ponte Verde hosted
by the Florida Department of
Education and the Florida Asso-
ciation of School Administra-
The award, established in
1988, recognizes principals who
enhance student achievement
and foster partnerships through
community outreach and family
involvement; who provide assis-
tance for at-risk and special
needs students and develop
innovative strategies that have

positive impact on the school
and the learning environment.
Mr. Lewis is currently senior
director of high schools at the
school district's Bartow office
after a 10-year stint as Frostproof
Middle-Senior principal from
1995 to 2005. Prior to becoming
principal, he was Frostproof
Middle-Senior assistant principal
and a teacher and administrator
at Fort Meade Middle-Senior. He
has worked for Polk schools
since 1979.

Water rates

may change

Residents may
be charged during
vacation status
By Cindy Monk
Frostproof News
The City of Frostproof is con-
sidering an ordinance to charge
residents who request to be
placed on vacation status for
their water and solid waste.
This has been a special service
provided by the City of Frost-
proof free of charge for several
years. In comparison, residents
of other cities in Polk County
are normally charged a mini-
mum fee for this service.
Water, sewage, and garbage
rate increase' were the main
topic of discussion during Oct.
3 workshop meeting of the
Frostproof City Council.
Interim City Manager Carl
Cheatham said the water rates

have not been increased in 14
years. All council members
present appeared to agree
increases will be needed,
although councilmember Kay
Hutzelman expressed her con-
cern that there is a lot of water
being wasted and suggested
looking at a water audit.
Mr. Cheatham suggested
raising the base water rate an
additional 50 cents. Coun-
cilmember Otto Polk asked if
the increase was included in
the budget. Mr. Cheatham said
that a one dollar increase was
figured in already.
The current residential
water rate is $5.50 per month,
which includes up to 3,000 gal-
lons of water. If.residents use
more than 3,000 gallons, they
pay an additional fee per 1,000

See Rates Page 5

Circuit judge

seats are open

JV Volleyball player Jessica Blocker tips the ball over the
net to score against Mckeel Academy in the Sept. 29
home game.

The following is a final list
of applicants for the two Cir-
cuit Court positions open in
the Tenth Circuit. Names of
the applicants listed in alpha-
betical order: Robert J.
Antonello, Julius Aulisio, John
C. Berndt, David Carmichael,
Mark F. Carpanini, Angela
Jane Cowden, Peter Frank
Estrada, Mary Catherine
Green, Beth Harlan, Mark H.
Hofsted, John E. Kirkland,
John A. Naser, Neil Rodden-
bery, Steven L. Selph,
Lawrence David Shearer,
Keith P. Spoto, Anthony J.
Stevens, Amanda Traweek,

Robert L. Williams Jr., Karla
Foreman Wright.
Those selected will be
interviewed by the Nominat-
ing Commission on Monday,
October 10, 2005 in the Grand
Jury Room of the County
Administration Building, 330
West Church Street, Bartow,
Florida. Interviews shall com-
mence at 9 a.m. and continue
throughout the day as needed.
The Commission shall then
enter into deliberations and
nominate to the Governor no
fewer than three, and no more
than six, of the applicants to
fill each of the vacancies.

Mailboxes cheer hurricane victims

After the hurricanes that
blew through Florida last year,
many people were blessed
with beautiful, hand painted
mailboxes that helped restore
some beauty to their lives.
This is thanks to the gen-
erosity of decorative painters all
over the country. Donna Dew-
berry, a well-known decorative
artist, famous for developing
the 'One Stroke' painting tech-
nique, has certified instructors
all over the country. These
teachers and their students
painted hundreds of mailboxes
for Floridians affected by last
year's hurricanes. Painted mail-
boxes were sent to the Red
Cross in the affected areas and
given to people whose mail-
boxes were destroyed. Now it's
time for us to return the favor.
Vicki Alley, a One Stroke
Certified Instructor, has made
arrangements with the Frost-
proof Art League to hold paint-
ing sessions at the Frostproof
Art Gallery, located at 12 Wall

If you want to help, but don't want to paint,
you can buy a mailbox and drop it off at the
Art Gallery.

Street in Frostproof on Satur-
day, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov.
5 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. both
There will be a morning and
an afternoon painting session
on each day.
Everyone is invited and
encouraged to come by and
paint a mailbox. Please bring a
new, standard, post style mail-
box and paint brushes if you
have them. The paints and
extra brushes will be fur-
All painters and non-
painters are welcome. If you
have always wanted to learn
One Stroke, this will be a good
opportunity for you to try it out.
Vicki Alley of Frostproof,

Judy Nicewicz of Avon Park
and Dawn Kelly of Lake Wales
are all certified One Stroke
instructors and will be on hand
to help anyone who needs it.
For more information or if
you would like to make a con-
tribution for the cause, please
contact the Frostproof Art
Gallery at 635-7271, or Vicki
Alley at 632-1472.
If you want to help, but
don't want to paint, you can
buy a mailbox and drop it off at
the Art Gallery.
Please call the Art Gallery
and reserve your date and
time, and bring your friends,
they want to send 100 decorat-
ed mailboxes to residents of
the affected areas.

Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Mayor visits Rotary Club
Frostproof Rotary President Bea Reifeis and Mayor
Dqmon Nicholson shake hands at the Sept. 29 Rotary
luncheon. Frostproof Mayor Damon Nicholson was a
guest speaker at the Sept. 29 Rotary luncheon. Mayor
Nicholson gave Rotary members a brief update on the
City of Frostproof. He spoke about the budget, the
impact fees, millage rate, and possible development
projects in the future. He also complimented Interim City
Manager Carl R. Cheatham for the fine job he has been
doing as interim city manager.

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The Frostproof News, Thursday, October 6,2005

Grownup spellers bee alerted!

Bartow, FL-READ Polk, the
non-profit coalition dedicated to
improving adult and family litera-
cy, announces its adult spelling
bee for Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30
p.m. at the Bartow Civic Center.
This take-off on the old school
spelling bee, is to increase aware-
ness about literacy and to raise
funds for literacy efforts in Polk
County. Businesses will compete
against each other to determine
which company has the county's
best speller.
"The corporate spelling bee
was very popular through the
mid-1990s," said Brenda Redd-
out, READ Polk president. "When
the countywide literacy effort
stalled around that time, the
countywide spelling bee fell by
the wayside. We decided to re-

Lakeland Art

Guild Fall


Lakeland Art Guild is sponsor-
ing the following classes this fall
at the Peggy Brown Building, in
downtown Lakeland. Please call
the instructors listed below to
register for their classes. All
classes will be held upstairs (up
elevator) from 9:00 am to
11:30am Tuesdays. Join any-
time...Just call the instructor.
Pottery: Learn basic hand-
Instructor: Lo Alexander
Call to register: (863)688-3161
Cost: $15.00 per Class
Starting: September 6th

Oil and Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Toni Treverton
Call to register: (863)646-1535
Cost: $15.00 per class
Starting: September 6th

Acrylic Painting Class, Still Life
Instructor: Marjorie Lewis
Call to register: (863)816-8278
Cost: $15.00 per class
Starting: September 6th

Painting all Media
Instructor: Tiffany Gullage
Call to register: (863)858-1126
or (863)646-1535
Cost: $15.00 per class
Starting: October 4th

institute the bee to raise aware-
ness about literacy needs in the
county, and to raise funds to help.
We know northeast Polk County
is an underserved area. We have
other pockets around this county
where there are many families
and individuals in need of tutoring
services. Even in areas we cur-
rently serve such as Lakeland,
Lake Wales, Winter Haven and
Auburndale, many people still
need service. If the bee helps the
community make the connection
between the goals of Polk Vision
and READ Polk as a vehicle to
meet some of the goals, we know
we can improve literacy rates in
our county. The Spelling Bee is a
fun way to help achieve this goal."
Sixteen teams have signed up
to compete. These teams include:

Bright House Networks Bee
Brights; -READ Lakeland Spell-
binders; The Ledger Spell Checks;
Learning Resource Center Bee
Readers; Polk Works Worker
Bees; Mid Florida Credit Union
Pollinators; Publix Super Markets
Charities "Buzzin' Baggers"; Polk
County School Board, PSCBees;
Pengeo-Finger Lickin' Good Bees;
Auburndale/Winter Haven Litera-
cy Council Do-Bees; NuJak Devel-
opment Yellow jackets; Florida
Southern College-Spell Rights;
Polk County Library Cooperative
Queen Bees; Lake Wales Literacy
Council-Lake Walean Buzzers; as
well as teams -from Tampa Elec-
tric and Citizens Bank and Trust.
Ken Suarez, the Polk County
reporter for Channel 13 Fox
News, will pronounce the spelling

words. Mr. Bob Macey will serve
as master of ceremonies. Judges
are Hunt Berryman, Nancy
Thompson and Paul Weaver.

The event will begin with a
cash bar social at 5:30, followed
by dinner catered by Harry's
Seafood Bar and Grille. The
Spelling Bee begins at 7:00. Some
of the best adult spellers in our
county will compete. Tables are
still available for purchase and
start and $500. Individual admis-
sion is $50, or tables of 8 for $500.
Underwriting opportunities are
available for the event.

For more information, contact
Monica Schreiber at 646-2979 or
660-2336 or email at

Art League lists

Fall programs

Fall brings a new season at
the Frostproof Art League. New
classes have begun and exciting
activities are being planned.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 is the Gener-
al Member meeting where
everyone can find out about the
upcoming fall classes and activi-
ties, including a Holiday Bazaar
and "Think Outside the Box
Contest". Our guest speaker for
the evening will be Charlie
Nesmith, who will talk about
painting miniatures. His work is
on display at the Frostproof Art
Gallery and the Latt Maxcy
Library. Stop in for a look.
Monday from 4 p.m. until
5:30 p.m., Pat Bowen has a free
children's drawing class. Mon-
day evening she also teaches an
open workshop class for all lev-
els from beginners too experts.
She teaches oils and acrylics.
Tuesday evenings offer a
One-Stroke Painting class with

Vicki Alley, a certified instructor
for this technique, teaching this
fun technique. She will also be
teaching a special workshop on
Saturday, Oct 15; a Fall themed
floor mat. A sample is on display
at the Gallery and will be perfect
for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Need something to do with
old photos, postcards etc. Make
a wall hanging or a family quilt.
Learn how to turn your photos
into fabric and/or t-shirts as part
of the Memory Quilting Work-
shop taught by Judy Jackson,
Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Tuesday,
Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Samples are on display at the
Beginning watercolor with
Lois Kimbrell Caldwell teaching
begins on Friday, Oct. 21, from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. She will
teach this beginners class with a
"pouring method" (this is a fun
way to start with watercolor).

Speak Out

Speak Out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call (863) 635-2171 to
express your opinion or ask questions about public issues. You are
not required to give your name. While we want you to speak out
freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity,
relevance and fairness.

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Submitted to Frostproof News/FMSHS photo
Emily Andre receives award
Emily Andre is the $100. gift certificate winner of the Silent Sustained Reading Log con-
test that was held during the month of September at Frostproof Middle/Senior High
School. Pictured from left to right: Robin Ferguson, Reading Coach, Emily Andre and
Stephen White, Principal.

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The Polk County Leisure Ser-
vices Division will be hosting sev-
eral upcoming events throughout
the county this year. Below is a list
of events that will happen in 2005:


17th Annual Cracker
Storytelling Festival
This event will take place on
Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct.
15 at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Home-
land Heritage Park. There will be
storytelling by national and local
tellers. Featured will be cracker
stories, African American fables,
native American legends, the
Florida Frontiersmen Organiza-
tion, the Bookmobile, crafters,
food vendors, and more! Florida's
10th Annual Cracker Whip Con-
test starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 15. Admission is $4. for chil-
dren (under 18) and $6. for adults.

9th Annual Halloween
Hayride & Happenings
Are you looking for a safe alter-

native to trick or treating? Then
bring your family to the 9th annu-
al Haunted Halloween Hayride &
Happenings, on Saturday, Oct. 29
from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Carter
Road Park in Mulberry. Admission
is $5. per person (children 2 years
and younger are free), which
includes carnival games, prizes, a
costume and pie eating contest,
bike raffle, trick or treat village,
haunted house, live entertain-
ment, inflatables, and a spooky
hayride in the woods. Food and
beverages will be provided by
Kona Coffee and Little Joe's. Beat
the crowd and purchase your
tickets in advance at the Leisure
Services' office located at 515 East
Boulevard Street in Bartow.


Downtown Music
This exciting new event will be
held on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bartow Histor-
ical Museum located in downtown
Bartow. Featuring a vast array of
heart-pounding live musical enter-

tainment from several genres
including folk, jazz, rock 'n roll and
more. Downtown Bartow, Inc. will
also be hosting its annual Magic on
Main Street event, which includes
arts and crafts, food, the lighting of
downtown, a visit from Santa, and
much more. Admission for this
event is free!

Movie in the Park
The new release, "The Adven-
tures of Shark Boy and LavaGirl,"
will be the featured attraction at
Loughman Park on Nov. 12. The
PG-rated movie will be shown
free of charge starting at 7 p.m.
and ending at 9 pm at Loughman
Park located (6302 Old Kissim-
mee Road, Loughman); Free
popcorn will be served and drinks
will be sold. All moviegoers are
encouraged to bring a chair or
blanket and mosquito repellent
for maximum comfort.


Christmas Notes-
Join us for a relaxing evening

while you enjoy the spirit of
Christmas with a touch of Polk
County's past." Saturday, Dec.
10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
Homeland Heritage Park in
Homeland. This is a free event,
featuring holiday classics per-
formed by local school and
church groups. Santa will be
dropping by for free photos.
Enjoy hot cocoa or apple cider
as a caroling hayride takes you
through a festive neighborhood
in Homeland.

Holiday Fun Day
This event will be held Satur-
day, Dec. 17 from 1 p.m. until
5p.m. at the Eloise Resource
Center. Parents, bring your kids
for a day of fun as you make hol-
iday preparations. Children will
enjoy a day of arts and crafts,
holiday movies, games, and
much more.
Fore more information on
these and other events, please
contact the Leisure Services
Division at (863)534-4340 or
visit us on the web at www.polk-

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Community Events

Special to the Frostproof News/Frostproof Chamber of Commerce
Cancer Society offers services
Judy Gay with the American Cancer Society spoke to
chamber members at the Sept. 20 Frostproof Chamber
luncheon. She offered information on some of the pro-
grams and services that the American Cancer Society
offers free to cancer patients and their families. The Frost-
proof Relay for Life event, an overnight team effort to cel-
ebrate survivorship, remember those who lost their lives
to cancer, and raise funds to fight cancer, will be held
April 7-8, 2006, beginning at 6 p.m. at Frostproof Middle
Senior High School. For more information, email
judy.gay@cancer.org or call 863-688-2326.The Frostproof
Chamber of Commerce holds their monthly luncheon on
the third Tuesday of each month at the Depot on East Wall
Street. For more information on the Frostproof Chamber,
call 863-635-9112.

Rotary to meet
The Frostproof Rotary Club
meets noon every Thursday, at
The Depot, 118 East Wall Street.
If you would like to become a
member of the Rotary or be a
guest speaker contact Bea
Reifeis at 863-635-2523. Please
lend a hand to your community
and throughout the world!

Free workshop
for families
The Florida Diagnostic and
Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) will hold a free work-
shop for families of special
needs and disabled students.
The workshop will be held
Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 to
11:30 a.m. Titled "Diploma
Options for Students with Dis-
abilities: What Parents Need to
Know," the workshop will help
families develop an.understand-
ing of diploma options, stan-
dards, testing, accommoda-
tions, modifications, etc. to
assist them in making diploma
decisions. Brescia Kendrick,
transition specialist and Joanne
Robbins, exceptional student
education facilitator will speak.
Workshop location: FDLRS
training room, Polk County
School Board complex, 1915
South Floral Avenue, Bartow. To
register, or for more information
on this free workshop, call
Diane Bennett at (863) 647-4258
or email her at

Church to hold
arts and craft sale
Holy Spirit Catholic Church,
Council of Catholic Women will

Students recognized for

FFA accomplishments

The following students were
among those recently recog-
nized by the school board for
outstanding accomplishments
in state FFA events held from
November 2004 through June
2005. They are listed by school
with advisors in parentheses
and competition category.
Bartow Middle (Michelle
Parner): Rebecca Beam, state
courtesy corps member.
Frostproof Middle (Paul
Webb): team of Devon Costello,
Daniel Hull, Trey Jacques,
Amber Johnson, Leoncia
LaJuanie and Quentin Wambles,
third place, forestry; team of
Amanda Bliss, Trey Jacques,
Megan Johnston and John
Mitchell, second place, tool
identification and use; team of
Devon Costello, Daniel Hull,
Amber Johnston, James Spence,
fourth place, land evaluation;
team of Lauren Flood, Kasie
Robarts, Ryan Scarborough,
Zane Sullivan, third place, citrus
McLaughlin Middle-Lake
Wales (Kelly Smith): team of
Brittany Rhoton, Stephanie
Nesmith, third place, chapter
Stambaugh Middle-Auburn-
dale (Keith Hobbs): team of
Robert Baxter, Robby Dotson,
Katie Harris, James Hemminger,
second place, nursery and land-
scape; team of Heather Donley,
Alton Johnson, Brandon Kader,
Jordan Spring, second, citrus
Bartow High (Marie Fussell,
Doug Welliver): Ben Mills, nurs-
ery operations, finalist; Ashley
Allen, Mandy Barnes, Courtney
Chancey and Monica Snipes all
were state FFA degree recipi-
I Frostproof Senior (Jim
Smith): Frostproof FFA chapter,
second place, Harvest of
Change fundraiser; Emilyn



Book Harvest
Students at Frostproof Mid-
dle/Senior High School are
being asked to bring in any used
books they have already read.
Also, anyone in the community
who would like to donate books
may drop them off at the school
office Oct. 3-14.
On October 24 (Middle
School) and Oct. 25 (High
School) students will visit the
Media Center to choose a new
used book from those donated.
Books left over will be donat-
ed to the hurricane victims.

Meeks, state FFA degree recipi-
Fort Meade Senior (Nora
McLeod): Stephanie Lanier, fifth
place, horticulture demonstra-
tion; Megan Adams, state cour-
tesy corps; Shay'la Shells,
Suzanne Harris, state FFA cho-
George Jenkins High-Lake-
land (Jimmy Sweeney, Bob
Stein): team of Samantha Gillis,
Ciara Frasier, Nicole McManus,
Jessica Robinson, second place,
citrus identification; team of Jes-
sica Robinson, Sarah Waters,
fourth place, horticulture
Haines City High (Keitha
Barnhorst, Paul Reed): Michael
Green, first place, nursery oper-
ations proficiency; Lauren
Lewis, third place, horticulture
demonstration; team of Kelli
Daniels, Candice Ferguson,
Michael Green, Bobby Quinn,
fifth place, citrus identification;
Kelli Daniels, Michael Green,
Lauren Lewis, Kasie Varney,
state FFA degree recipients.
Kathleen High -Lakeland
(Andrea Childress, Kyle Carl-
ton): team of Danielle Cline, Jes-

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hold its Annual Christmas Art's
and Craft sale on Saturday, Dec.
3, in the Parish Center, 644
South Ninth Street, Lake Wales,
FL. Rental space with table is
$25; $10 each additional table.
Electricity available with
advanced notice. Spaces can be
tailored to fit a specialty. There
will also be a food court, and
bake sale. For more information
contact: Patricia Eik, (863)638-
2380 or Barbara Haromy

ering from Hurricane Katrina.
Collection boxes are located at
Futral's Foodway, Curves, Jack's
Diner, Frostproof Family Restau-
rant, the two Little Dixie conven-
ience stores, Citizens Bank and
Harveys. Items needed are tow-
els, disposable baby and adult
diapers, moist towelettes, bar
soap, deodorant, toothbrushes
and toothpaste, insect repellant,
blankets, pillows, sheets, shoes,
work clothes, socks, new under-
wear, sanitary items for women,
and Gatorade.

Rotary accepts
hurricane donations Museum

The Rotary Club has set up
collection points around Frost-
proof for donations for Katrina
victims. Collected items will be
delivered mid-October to Rotary
Clubs in Mississippi, Louisiana,
and Alabama for distribution to
families having difficulty recov-

hours posted
Frostproof Historical Muse-
um, 210 South Scenic Highway,
is open October 1st through May
30, Tuesday, Thursday and Sat-
urday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
June 1st through Sept. 30 Sat-
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Habitat to
build houses
The Frostproof Area Cham-
ber of Commerce and the City of
Frostproof are working together
to build a Habitat for Humanity
House in the Frostproof City
Limits. A committee has been
formed and volunteers are being
recruited. To volunteer, please
call 635-9112. Together we can
be a better community.

Lions Club
to meet
The Frostproof Lions Club
meets each month on the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesday at 6
p.m. at the Orange Box Cafe on
Highway 27. Anyone who wish-
es to join is invited.


by filling in the space above!
by filling in the space above!

sica Mills, Stephanie Simmons,
Melissa Washburn, third.place,
nursery and landscape; team of
Sarah Broskey, Amber Johnson,
Daniel Gay, Sarah Skinner, third
place, citrus identification;
'Andrew Miles, state FFA degree
*Lake Gibson High-Lakeland
(Kim Shaske, Carlton Taylor):
Luke Black, first place, land-
scape management proficiency;
Black finished second in the
national FFA landscape manage-
ment category; Cody Cranor,
received FFA Leadership Confer-
ence scholarship at event in
Washington, D.C.; Dalton
Locke, Jessica Kinney, state FFA
Lake Region High-Eagle Lake
(Pete Gordon, Brandi Thomas):
team of Robby Bondurant,
Robby Cushing, Andrew Davis,
third place, agricultural
Lakeland High (Donna Oliv-
er): team of Desiree McKinney,
Niki Montesano, fourth place,
chapter scrapbook.
Mulberry High (Tommy
Myers): Amanda Barker, state
FFA chorus.

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Firefighters honor 'Miss Sheila'
Sheila Chatlos, wife of long-time and now retired Fire Chief Raymond Chatlos, was hon-
ored at a recent Fire Department meeting, with the presentation of the department's res-
cue boat named the "Miss Sheila" in honor of Mrs. Chatlos and her years of dedicated
service to the Frostproof Fire Department. Sheila Chatlos (center) stands with her fami-
ly, husband, former Frostproof Fire Chief Raymond Chatlos and daughter Amanda Chat-
los in front of the Miss Sheila Fire/Rescue boat.

Hospice offers clergy conference

Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
JV Cheerleaders

Let's hear it for the FMSHS JV cheerleaders; Samantha Nowling, Haley Barrett, Jasmine
Lewis and Jade Wise. Front row; Kayla Babington, Benisha McLendon, Lauren Flood,
Santeria Davis, Morgan Granger and Brooke Link.

Church Directory

Church Of
God By Faith
Reverend Anderson, Jr.
Church Of God By Faith, 208
Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
Sunday School 9:30 AM, Wor-
ship Service 11 AM, Sunday
evening service 7:30 PM,
Wednesday evening Bible study
7:30 PM. For more information
call 635-7185.

Church On
The Ridge
Kelly Galati-Pastor
Church On The Ridge, 825
County Road 630A, Worship
Services; Sunday, 8:30 AM and
10:45 AM, Sunday evening serv-
ice 6 PM. Middle and High
School Youth Fellowship is Mon-
day evenings at 7 PM. Wednes-
day evening service is 7 PM. For
more information call 863-635-

First Baptist Church First United Methodist
of Frostproof Church of Frostproof

Daryl Hood-Pastor
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street is offer-
ing a new Celebration Worship
Service on Sunday's, at 8:15
a.m. This service offers a more
contemporary style of music,
while the Celebration Worship
at 10:50 AM will remain more
traditional in nature. Childcare
will be available for both servic-
es. For more information call

First Presbyterian
Church of Frostproof
David Trimmieripastor
First Presbyterian Chiurch,
101 N. Palm Ave., Sunday
School 9:45 AM, Worship Ser-
vice 11 AM. For more informa-
tion call 635-3955.

Jerry Phillips-Pastor
First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof, 150
Devane St. Sunday School
begins at 9:30 AM, Traditional
Worship Service 10:30 AM and
an evening Hispanic Service at 6
For more information call

Church of God
Reverend Rex E. Daniels
Frostproof Church of God,
104 Highway 630W, Sunday
School 10 AM, Worship Service
10:45 AM, Sunday Evening Ser-
vice 6:30 PM and Wednesday
Evening Service 7 PM. For more
information call 635-3556.

Good Shepherd Hospice will
offer a half-day conference on
end-of-life issues for clergy and
other church leaders on Thurs-
day, October 20, from 8:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be
"Life's Final Chapter: Help for
the Journey" will cover topics
including spiritual care for the
dying and bereaved, pain man-
agement, psychological issues
at the end of life, and advance
directives such as living wills.
The conference will be held at
First United Methodist Church,
4910 N. Church St., Bowling
Green. Members of the clergy,
lay leaders and church staff
from Polk, Highlands and Hard-
ee Counties are invited to
attend. Please RSVP by October
17 to (863) 402-1066.
Good Shepherd Hospice is a
not-for-profit, JCAHO-accredit-
ed organization that provides
patient and family care in Polk,
Hardee and Highlands Counties
for those coping with the last 12
months of a life-limiting illness.
Good Shepherd Hospice also
offers group and individual grief
counseling, speakers for civic
and faith groups and many vol-
unteer opportunities. Bereave-
ment programs offered by Good
Shepherd Hospice are funded in

part by The United Way of Cen- tion, please check the website at
tral Florida. For more informa- goodshepherdhospice.org.

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Fred Allison Groover
Fred Allison Groover Sr., 62,
of Lake Wales, died Oct. 1 at his
He was born Feb. 5, 1943 in
Frostproof. He moved to Lake
Wales 17 years ago.
He was a: Service Advisor for
Fields and Huston Cadillac.
Mr. Groover loved to fish/
He was receded in death by
his father: Mack A. Groover, and
brother, Billy Groover
Survivors Include: his wife,
Ella Faye Groover of Lake Wales;
step-daughter, Jennifer Macri of
Winter Haven; sons: Jeffrey
Groover of Germany, David
Groover and Al Groover; step-
sons: Steve Jones of Lake Wales
and Terry Jones of Winter
Haven, Florida; mother, Mary
Belle Groover of Frostproof,
Florida; brothers: Leon Groover
of Frostproof and Lonnie
Groover of Warner Robbins,
Ga.; and, sister Marjorie Garrard
of Frostproof.
He is survived by nine grand-
Graveside Funeral Services
were held at noon on Wednes-
day Oct. 5, 2005 at the Silver Hill
Cemetery of Frostproof.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Lake Wales is in charge of all
local arrangements.

Alice Renner
Florence Alice Renner, 90, of
Brandon, Fla. died Oct. 2, 2005
at her residence.
She was born Oct. 9, 1914 in
Gardner, Florida.
She had been a resident of
Brandon since 1999 coming
from Frostproof, Fl.
She was a homemaker.
She was a former member of
the Frostproof Church of God,
and a member of the River Hills
Church of God in Tampa.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Josephine Gaskin of Bran-
don; son, Gerald Francis Renner
of Portland, Conn.; brother: Carl
Kipp of Ana Maria; and, sister,
Hilda Horning of Wauchula.
She is also survived by nine

grandchildren, 14 great-grand-
children and one great-great-,
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Francis M. Renner
in 2004. They were married for
71 years.
Funeral services will be held
1 p.m. Thursday Oct. 6, at the

Frostproof Church of God with
Rev. Carlton Anderson Rev.
Leon Groover and Gerald Ren-
.ner officiating.
Interment will be held at the
Silver Hill Cemetery. Family will
be receiving friends at the
Church on Thursday from noon
until service time.

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The proposed budget calls for
a base rate of $6.50. The discus-
sion Monday night was to
increase that by 50 cents, which
would be a base monthly water
rate of $7 for residential cus-
Mr. Polk stated he was con-
cerned for the residents because
they would still be facing a sewage
increase as well. Mr. Cheatham
said that he would look into the fig-
ures again based on the county
rates and get back with the council.
Mr. Cheatham added that commer-
cial rates have already been
At 6 p.m. Oct. 3 the regular City
Council Meeting began.
The first item on the agenda
was the interlocal agreement
regarding emergency debris
removal. Mr. Cheatham said he
had a proposal from Doug Wise for
removal of debris. He said he saw
no problem with the city hiring
their own contractor to remove the
debris. Mr. Wise stated that the pro-
posal he was submitting was
cheaper than what the county was
going to charge last year. Mrs.
Hutzelman said she would prefer
to hire a local contractor. Coun-
cilmember Larry Sullivan agreed.
City Attorney Brian Haas interject-
ed that he would like to review last
year's contracts and discuss the
contracts with the council mem-
bers and then they could make a
motion at the next meeting if they
so choose.
Next on the agenda was the
signing of the interlocal agreement
regarding the required educational
planning agreement. Mr.
Cheatham said this was required
by the State of Florida. Mrs. Hutzel-
man motioned that the city manag-
er sign the agreement and Mr. Sulli-
van second the motion.
Attorney Haas then requested
guidance from the council as to
what direction the council felt he
should take in the dispute with
Cable Contractors Incorporate
(CCI) over the payment CCI says is
due. CCI is the company that was
contracted by the City under the
direction of Chastain Skillman to
upgrade and repair the sewerage
system in town. The city has an
outstanding balance with CCI and
feels that CCI did not fulfill the con-
tract agreement leaving the city to
incur additional expenses to cor-
rect several areas of the sewage
system that were allowed to be left
incomplete or otherwise. There
are at least 19 faulty connections
that will need to be reconnected as
well as stubs not being put into
place for several vacant lots. Was
this an over site on the pat'of CCI?
Attorney Haas said assured the city
he would call in anyone he felt he
had to on behalf of the city. Mr.
Haas recommended writing a let-
ter to respond to CCI's attorney
stating the council was reviewing
the last letter they were sent and
would respond soon. The council
agreed with Mr. Haas.
A motion was made by Mr. Sul-
livan and second by Mrs. Hutzel-
man to waive the impact fees for
the Habitat for Humanity home at
21 Blackjack Court, Frostproof.
A brief update on the ongoing
flood issues from the Southeast
Polk Citizens for Lake Management
(SPCFLM) was given by chairper-
son Richard Mckenzie and Mr.
Mr. Mckenzie was compliment-
ed by Mr. Cheatham for the exten-
sive research that has been com-
piled in an attempt to find a long
term solution so history would not
repeat in the future. Mr. Mckenzie
said the research he has been
doing is for educational purposes
and hopes that lakeside home-
owners wouldn't have to face this
problem again.
The City Council announced
they will adopt a revised ordinance
changing some of the restrictions
in the newer sections (G and N) of
the Silver Hill Cemetery. This
announcement pleased several of
the residents who attended the
Oct. 3 meeting.
The date of Nov. 12 has been
established as the clean up date for
city residents. For more informa-
tion contact City Hall at 635-7855.
The next regular city meeting
will be held Monday, Oct. 17, 6

Alico to recognize gain on real estate sale

LABELLE, Fla. Alico, Inc.,
(NASDAQ: ALCO) a leading
agribusiness company operating
in Central and Southwest Florida,
has issued a clarification regard-
ing the closing of the previously-
announced sale of approximately
4,538 acres in Lee County, Florida
to Ginn LA Naples, LTD, LLLP for
$62.9 million by its subsidiary
Alico-Agri, LTD. Under the terms
of the contract, Ginn paid $6.3
million, or 10% of the total pur-
chase price in cash on July 13,
2005 with Alico-Agri holding a
first mortgage that provides for
the balance of the purchase price
to be paid in four equal annual
installments together with
accrued interest. The proceeds
were placed in escrow to allow

for the possibility of a 1031 like-
kind exchange should the Com-
pany elect that option.
It was previously reported that
if Alico-Agri chooses to receive
cash, the gain (net of income
taxes of $21.0 million) over the
next two years from this contract
would be $33.4 million or $4.53
per share, consisting of approxi-
mately $3.3 million or $0.45 per
share to be recognized in the
fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005
and $30.1 million or $4.08 per
share recognized in the fourth
quarter of fiscal year 2006 upon
receipt of the first scheduled
mortgage principal payment. It
was also previously reported that
if Alico-Agri exercises its option
under the like-kind exchange

rules, no gain would be recog-
nized for book or tax purposes for
the portion of the property
The company would like to
make the following clarifications:
Upon final settlement and closing
of the transaction, it was deter-
mined that the gain from this
transaction (net of income taxes
of $19.7) over the next two years
will be $32.2 million or $4.37 per
share, consisting of approximate-
ly $3.3 million or $0.45 per share
to be recognized in the fourth
quarter of fiscal year 2005 and
$28.9 million or $3.92 per share
recognized in the fourth quarter
of fiscal 2006 upon receipt of the
first scheduled mortgage princi-
pal payment. Also, no gain will be

recognized for tax purposes for
the portion of the property
exchanged; gain will be recog-
nized, however, for financial
statement purposes with respect
to property so exchanged.
For Further Information Con-
John R. Alexander
La Belle, Florida
(863) 675-2966
Some of the statements in this
press release include statements
about future expectations. State-
ments that are not historical facts
are "forward-looking statements"
for the purpose of the safe harbor
provided by Section 21E of the
Exchange Act and Section 27A of
the Securities Act. These forward-

looking statements, which
include references to the expect-
ed tax or accounting treatment of
the sale are predictive in nature or
depend upon or refer to future
events or conditions which may
not be achievable and, are subject
to known, as well as, unknown
risks and uncertainties that may
cause actual results to differ mate-
rially from our expectations The
Company undertakes no obliga-
tion to update publicly any for-
ward-looking statements,
whether as a result of future
events, new information or other-

Rotary sponsors

Interact Club

The Frostproof Rotary Club is
sponsoring the Interact Club
being formed at Frostproof High
School. The Interact Club will
meet at the high school on the
second and fourth Tuesdays each
month directly after school ends
at 2:15 p.m. Each meeting will
last until 3:00 p.m. The first meet-
ing will be on Tuesday, October
11. Students and parents are
encouraged to attend to find out
more about this opportunity for
Made up of high school stu-
dents, Interact gives young peo-
ple the opportunity to participate
in fun, meaningful service proj-
ects in their community and in
communities in other countries.
Each Interact Club is encouraged
to perform at least two service
projects a year: one that benefits
their school or community and
one that furthers international
understanding. Interactors select,

plan, and implement their own
service projects; giving them a
feeling of personal accomplish-

ment when projects are complet-
ed successfully.
Organizing an Interact Club is
one of the most rewarding activi-
ties a Rotary Club can undertake
in its community. It gives Rotari-
ans the opportunity to mentor
promising young men and
women interested in service and
to teach them the meaning of
Rotary's motto, "Service Above
Self." Rotarians act as resources
for Interactors who are on the
path toward becoming profes-
sionals and community leaders.
For additional information,
you may contact Frostproof
Rotarians and faculty advisors
Laura Corso and Marti Michaelis
at the high school at 635-7809.
Or you may contact Frost-
proof Rotary Club President Bea
Reifeis at 635-2523.


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Traveling in style
Homecoming candidates Beatrice Brown and Alfredo Campos arrived in style Sept. 23 at
Faris Brannen Stadium, home of the FHS Bulldogs.

PCC plans annual Fallfest

Fallfest. The word conjures up
a cool autumn day filled with
happy families having fun on Polk
Community College's(PCC) Win-
ter Haven Campus. Thousands of
residents trek to the campus each
October to enjoy the event that
Over 100 Craft Booths,
Kids Zone,
Police and EMS Demonstra-
Pumpkin Patch,
Haunted House,
Food and
Northerners schedule family
visits to coincide with Fallfest the
third Saturday in'October. This
19th Annual PCC Fallfest date is
Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 .pm.
"When you talk to people
about Fallfest each has a favorite
area," said Tom Dowling, Chair of
the Fallfest Committee. "For me
and many others Fallfest wouldn't
be Fallfest without the hundreds
of handmade crafts on display.
The craft show is the backbone of
The event changes with the
times. "In addition to the unique
crafts, we added other elements
that have turned this into a unique
festival that attracted 12,000 peo-
ple last year" Dowling said.
"We've been so successful that
one of our major challenges has
been to make sure everyone has a
place to park."
Fallfest is a fund raiser with

proceeds going to various student
organizations and to the PCC
Foundation. The PCC Foundation
financially supports PCC's educa-
tional mission in many ways,
establishing scholarships and pur-
chasing equipment. All proceeds
go to the PCC Foundation. Again
this year, a portion of the Fallfest
profits will fund a memorial
scholarship in the name of Allison
Sousa. Allison was the daughter
of Alice Diggett, who coordinated
the craft show at PCC for seven
years. Allison was stabbed to
death in 2003.
The Kids Zone, complete with
LaSertoma's Pumpkin Patch will
feature magic shows and balloon
art by Luis Campaneria, hands-on
activities and face painting. The
Haunted House is a big hit every
year. PCC's Physical Therapist
Assistant students will convert
their classroom into a spooky
place full of ghosts and goblins.
Tables will be set up in the cen-
ter campus. PCC's athletic teams
will sell hot dogs, hamburgers,
pizza and soft drinks. Popcorn
and other snacks will also be sold.
Visitors can sit under the oaks and
hear PCC's many talented musi-
cal groups: Choir, Jazz Ensemble,
Over 55 Show Band and Wind
Ensemble. Other local groups
also plan to perform.
Visitors can also stroll the Fine
Arts Gallery and its ongoing deco-
rative quilt show and watch a,
quilt being made or visit a class-
room and admire the student

In another area, Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) program
will stage their Team Day. Para-
medic students will encounter a
simulated crash scene and will be
tested on their emergency
response skills. Vehicles, includ-
ing a helicopter, from various fire
and EMS agencies will be featured
and police agencies will demon-
strate skills.
Spread throughout the cam-
pus over 100 craft booths will sell
country crafts, wood working,
clothing, glass works and much
more. "Where ever you look
around campus you see these
wonderful handmade items on
display," Dowling explained. "I
marvel at these fine crafters, who
come in the early morning and
setup their creations. Crafters
have been most kind with their
praise and many say they were
attracted to Fallfest by its reputa-
tion. For the past several years
90% of our crafters have rated
PCC Fallfest as excellent!
"We always strive for excel-
lence at PCC whether it's in the
classroom or in our service to the
community," Dowling continued.
"It's the cooperative people at
PCC and participating groups that
are responsible for Fallfest's great
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Tony Campolo speaks at WSC Chapel

Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Homecoming spirit
Hall displays were part of the Spirit Week contest at Frost-
proof Middle Senior High School, during the week before
homecoming. The juniors won the hall display category
with 'Torch the Dragons'.

International speaker, author
and minister, Tony Campolo,
spoke to a standing-room-only
audience of students, faculty
and staff in a Chapel service at
Warner Southern College Tues-
day, September 27. His talk
focused on the work of Compas-
sion International, a ministry
that helps over 690,000 children
in more than 20 countries, in
which Dr. Campolo is very
involved' and serves as a
Compassion International is
one of the ministries that Warn-
er Southern's students support
as they carry out the mission of
the college to be a community
of Faith, Scholarship and Ser-
Dr. Campolo's PhD is from
Temple University and he is Pro-
fessor Emeritus of Sociology at
Eastern University in St. Davids,
Pennsylvania and has served as

executive director of the
Philadelphia Institute for Urban
Studies. He founded the Evan-
gelical Association for the Pro-
motion of Education through
which he has organized schools
and universities in various Third
World countries as well as creat-
ing a variety of ministries for "at
risk" children in urban neigh-
borhoods across North America.
A frequent guest on television
shows ranging from Larry King
Live to Politically Incorrect, Dr.
Campolo has been co-host of
Hashing It Out, a weekly TV pro-
gram on the Odyssey Network.
An ordained minister who
serves as associate pastor at the
Mount Carmel Baptist Church in
West Philadelphia, he is also the
author of 31 books, the most
recent titled Speaking My Mind.
He is married to the former
Peggy Davidson, has two chil-
dren and four grandchildren.

Submitted to Frostproof News/WSC
Dr. Tony Campolo addresses the Warner Southern College
audience during Tuesday's Chapel service.

From the Executive Editor

Dignitaries to attendrollback rate confusing

Taxpayers find 'rollback rate' confusing

pre-game opener
A U.S. Senator, a Congressman Rep. Adam Putnam
and other dignitaries will address Grady Judd and Dr.
the pre-game crowd before the Polk superintendent
Oct. 14 high school football game will be among tl
between Lakeland High School remarks. Senator Nel
and George Jenkins High School at the keynote address.
Veterans Stadium on the Jenkins The pre-game wi
campus. The campus is located at a swearing-in cerem
6000 Lakeland Heights Road, Lake- Jenkins High and L
land. students into the mili
Fans are encouraged to buy entrance program. 1
tickets in advance and arrive early have committed
Vehicles, equipment, aircraft branches of the mi
and vessels used by law enforce- not report until after
ment, public safety agencies and Kickoff at 7:30 p.
branches of the armed forces willereon at 645
be available for public viewing on open for viewing b
the campus including a fighter jet, p
armored tank, helicopter, Humvee, p.m.
airboat, fire fighting vehicle and a Tickets can be
Coast Guard vessel, advance at George
A pre-game ceremony includes and Lakeland High.
a parachute jump by a .United sale at George Jen
States Special Operations Com- Monday, Oct. 3 an(
mand jump team based at MacDill High beginning Mon
Air Force Base in Tampa. The Contact Diane W
jumpers will unfurl flags which will Jenkins High direct
later be dedicated and displayed activities and athletic,
permanently in Veterans Stadium. 3566, ext. 2870, for fu
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, U.S. tion.

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Gail McKinzie,
it of schools,
hose making
Ison will make

ll also include
ony of George
akeland High
itary's delayed
thesee students
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beginning at 3

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Tickets go on
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day, Oct. 10.
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or of student
cs at 863-648-
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WIU Men's soccer donates

to hurricane victims

At every home football game
that Webber International Univer-
sity plays, various other athletic
teams are invited to work event
staffing at the venue. In return, the
teams receive money for their
Booster Club, which at a small uni-
versity, this money helps the vari-
ous programs to obtain those little
extra's that may not be in the budg-
et-like getting a nicer hotel room
on a road trip, maybe a little more
meal money when traveling, more
balls for practice-you get the pic-
The WIU men's soccer team
worked the Warriors home opener
in Lake Wales when the football
team took on Wingate University
on September 3rd. For their efforts,
the soccer team received $500 for
working the event. The team decid-
ed that a fellow NAIA member
school in New Orleans needed the
money more than they did.
Head Soccer Coach, John
Haworth spoke with Webber Inter-
national President, Rex Yentes, and
informed him he_would like to
donate the money to a school in

need. Mr. Yentes contacted Xavier
University, located in downtown
New Orleans, and made the
arrangements to send the dona-
tion. Xavier could not open this fall
and suffered extensive damage
due to the flooding in the city.
Xavier University is the only
Catholic historic black university in
the nation.
According to Coach Haworth,
"we can always use money in our
booster account, but WIU is very
fair with our budgeted needs and
as a team we really wanted to help
someone in dire need and who
better than a fellow NAIA member
school that has suffered so much
during a terrible natural disaster."
Stated President Yentes, "I am
so proud of our young men on the
soccer team for caring so much
about the plight of those not as for-
tunate as us. Last year after our hur-
ricanes, Campbellsville University
in Kentucky sent us money to help
us get by. It is so touching to know
that we have student-athletes on
this campus that have such big

By Katrina Elsken
Executive Editor
It's budget time the time of
year when city,
county and ,.
regional gov- .: '
ernments final- *g
ize the millage V
rate for the new A
fiscal year.
Then, in accor-
dance with
state law, they
advertise their Katrina
increase as Elsken
compared to
the "rollback"
These advertisements tend to be
confusing to the average taxpayer,
whose only experience with "roll-
back" often has to do with televi-
sion commercials for department
The government version of roll-
back does not mean you get a dis-
The rollback rate is based on the
amount that would have to be col-
lected in taxes to fund the previous
year's budget, based on the current
However, local governments
are not funding last year's budget
- they are funding this year's
budget. And budgets do tend to
increase each year in response to
higher prices for electricity, increas-
es in salaries, increases in fuel costs,
So the rollback rate means they
look at the current property value
assessments, and then figure out
what they would have to collect in
millage to fund the 2004/2005
budget. Then they advertise the
2005/06 millage as an increase or
decrease over this "rollback" rate.

Millage is a term used to
describe ad valorem or property
taxes. One mill equals $1 in tax for
every $1,000 of propertyvalue.
The "rollback rate" information
is not particularly useful to most
taxpayers and in some cases it can
be downright confusing and mis-
For the homeowner, there are
two ways that property taxes can
increase. One way is if local govern-
ment raises the millage rate, so the
homeowner is paying more taxes
per $1,000 of property value.
The other way taxes can
increase if is the assessed taxable
property value is increased. Sky-
rocketing prices for home sales in
your neighborhood can mean your
property value can increase, even
though you did not make any
Advertising the rollback rate
does not really give the homeown-
er enough information to deter-
mine if their taxes are going up and
if so, exactly what is happening to
cause their tax bill to increase.
It is possible for tax millage to
increase and be advertised as a
decrease over the rollback. It is pos-
sible for tax millage to decrease and
be advertised as an increase over
the rollback.
For example, imagine City A has
total property values of $10 million.
In 2004 they levy 8 mills, which
brings in $80,000. A large factory is
built, increasing total property val-
ues to $15 million. So the city offi-
cials set the tax rate at 6 mills, which
brings in $90,000. The rollback rate
would be the amount of millage it
would take to raise $80,000 based
on property values of $15 million-
5.33 mills. So a tax rate of 6 mills
would be advertised as an 11 per-

cent increase over the rollback rate,
even though the actual millage rate
For another example, consider
City B. In 2004 the mythical City B
had total property values of $100
million, and levied 5 mills in taxes,
to bring in $500,000. But in 2005,
the city's widget plant and several
surrounding businesses burn to the
ground, cutting taxable property
values to $50 million. To make ends
meet, the city council votes to dou-
ble the tax rate to 10 mills to bring in
$500,000 in ad valorem taxes. This
means the homeowners will see
their tax millage double. However,
because total property values
decreased, the rollback rate com-
parison shows this as a 0 percent
How can you tell what the gov-
ernment budgets will mean to your
tax bill? Find out the current taxable
property value of your property. In
many counties, you can. do this
online. If you disagree with the
amount the property appraiser has
assigned to your property, you have
the right to appeal to the adjust-
ment board that meets once a year
to review such cases.

Once you know the taxable
property value, determine if you
qualify for homestead exemption.
To qualify you must own the home,
it must be your primary residence
and you must be a legal resident of
Florida (voter registration is one
way to confirm this). If you qualify
for homestead exemption, you do
not pay taxes on the first $25,000 of
property value.
To find out how much your tax
bill will be, divide your taxable
property value by 1,000 and multi-
ply by the millage rate. For exam-
ple, if your home is valued at
$125,000, and the city tax rate is set
at 10 mills, with the homestead
exemption, you would pay $10 for
every $1,000 of property value. This
would mean you would pay $1,000
in city taxes.
Don't' forget that there are many
taxing agencies that include your
area and you have to pay property
taxes to each one. You may be
charged for city, county, school
board, water management, mos-
quito control district and drainage
district taxes. Each taxing authority
will set its own millage.

In the Military ...

Private Rivas
graduates Basic
Army Pvt. Maria G. Rivas has
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, Colum-
bia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradition
and core values, physical fitness,
and received instruction and
practice in basic combat skills,
military weapons, chemical
warfare and bayonet training,

drill and ceremony, marching,
rifle marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map reading,
field tactics, military courtesy,
military justice system, basic
first aid, foot marches, and field
training exercises.
Rivas is the daughter of Elva
Reyna of Dawes Road, and
granddaughter of Elva Reyna of
Fazzini Drive, both of Frostproof,
She is a 2005 graduate of
Frostproof Middle-Senior High

Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Children's artwork on display
Children's artwork from the Frostproof Art Gallery, youth
class was on display at the Latt Maxcy Memorial Library.
The following students who participated in the class were;
Brandon Branch, age 7, with a bird drawing (top center),
Sarah Stanley, age 9, a Squirrel (bottom right), Jonathan
Thoresen, age 13, Wolves (top left) and Shristi Thoreson,
age 15, Sea horse (top right), and an Owl (bottom left). All
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classifications are denoted
with an asterisk*.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
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ADOPTION A childless
couple (in our 30s) seeks to
adopt. Will provide lifetime of
love & security. Expenses
paid. Karen & Keith
1-800-955-9517, pin

553+/- Acre LAND AUCTION
11AM Sat., Oct. 15 Develop-
ment Land & Citrus Grove.
Central Florida Income & De-
velopment Real Estate of-
fered in 26 Parcels. Four
miles of road frontage in-
cluding 1 mile on U.S. 27.
Parcels range from 8.7+/-
AC to 50+/-AC. Higgenbot-
ham Auctioneers Internation-
al, Ltd. Inc. M.E.
Higgenbotham, CAI FL Lic
(800)257-4161 www.hig-
North Carolina mountain
property. 10+ acres each.
Edge of Sparta. 10 acres,
Absolute auction. 12:Noon
Sat. Oct. 15th. Visit:

BURIAL PLOTS- (2) Evergreen
Cemetery, Okeechobee. Lot #
8 block 30. $1300 for both or
will sep. (979)549-0864
BURIAL PLOTS- (3) Evergreen
Cemetery, Okeechobee. Lot #
8 block 30. $1950 for all or
will sep. (979)549-0864

CHIHUAHUA Vic. of Burman
Rd. Please call to identify
Underhill Road & CR 721, call
to identify (863)467-1521.
Certificates, Call to identify.

CUR DOG- F, 9 months old,
red w/white blaze. Vic of U-
Save on 9/14.
LOST CAT- Blackish/Gray Tab-
by. Hair on neck shaved.
Had surgery on 21st Needs
medicine. (863)467-4664

3600~fltAcreCitru Groe Ofeedin74PaclsB!
11 AMI7?SatIua OtoberI

Prime Grove & Development Acreage
* Excellent Income and Development Potential
* Located in Highlands County, in the heart of
Central Florida, this property boasts over
three miles of frontage on SR-70.
* Parcels range from 30 to 160 acres.
Buy one parcel or buy the entire tract.
* Features 5000' Airstrip and access to
over 18 miles of navigable waterways.
* Take advantage of the tax incentives and
benefits grove ownership offers.
* Broker participation and 1031
exchanges welcome.
Auction Site: American Legion Placid Post 25
1490 US-27 North Lake Placid, FL.

Broker Participation


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Call for information & due diligence packet
Eg o www.higgenbotham.com
M.E. Higgenbotham, CAI, FL Lic #AU305/AB158


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Central Florida Income & Development
Real Estate offered in 26 Parcels
* Located in Highlands County, in the heart of
Central Florida. This property has over four
miles of road frontage including 1 mile
on U.S. 27.
* Parcels range from 8.7 Ac, w/ CB Home to
50 acres. Shop & Maintenance Bldg.
Buy one parcel or buy the entire tract.
Features 10 operating wells 8"- 14".
Take advantage of the tax incentives and
benefits grove ownership offers.
Auction Site:
American Legion /i BOTH
Placid Post 25 iIAUCTIONEERS
1490 US-27 \,tnoarimLTDinc.
N. Lake Placid. FL. -, ,=md -


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FREE DRYER- Working condi-
tibn, Broken timer.

KITTENS, 5, Males & Females.
2 Calico, 3 Black & White.
Free to good home.

FROSTPROOF, Sat. Oct 8th,
8am-Noon, 102 E St., To
Many Items To Mention!
Rain or Shine!

Women 44 yrs young, Attrac-
tive 160lbs. Likes gardening
& home cooking. Seeks male
to share my home with,
possibly more.

ber 7th, 8th, 9th Pompano
Beach, Elks Lodge. October
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Hotel. Announcing Palm
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Info at www.OctoberBead-
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
ob Information 225
Jb Training 227
Sales 230

$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
O portunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
Find t faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
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$75-$250/day. All ages and
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Trainees Welcome. Miami
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age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
OPENINGS! Positions
available for Experienced
CDL Holders. Also Company
Funded Truck Driver Training
offered. Financial assistance
for Hurricane Victims.
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you to help the victims.
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$5,500 Weekly Goal Potential
If someone did it, so can
you! 2-3 confirmed appoint-
ments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188.
Kayak Pools Seeks Closers
Sales Pros Earn Top Com-
mission $ + Bonus's and In-
centives. Some Travel
Required. 6 Figure Potential
Realistic. Call
(866)348-7560 for Sales

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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$$$ OWN & OPERATE $$$
Your Own CASH Candy.
Vending Route! Unlimited
Earning Potential. Includes
30 Metal Machines with
Candy, Lifetime Warranty.
$9,895. (800)704-5414.
ROUTE Cola, All Chips, Can-
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EQUIP/SERVICE, financing
avail. w/$7,500 down

IBone Lender1

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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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Air Condtionere 505
Antique. 510
Applianes 515
Appliene Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Itema 555
China, Glassmre, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coinas/Samps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes,. Ues & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furnitue 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lghts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supples/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
MAYTAG ac/heat, window or
through wall, 12K BTU cool,
10200 heat, 220V. Like new.
$375 (863)675-3017

over 100 collectibles inside.
Mostly knives. Asking $250


Works good. $75.
Clear, Almond, Works great,
Very cold! $50.
STOVE: 30", Electric, Like
new. $100 (772)215-9168
TOASTER OVEN Large, good
condition. $10

WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $225.
WASHER- Purchased new in
'03 from Sears. $100.

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TANNING BED under 1 yr
old, maybe used 6 times. Pd
$2000 asking $1400

Sheds -- ^

50% OFF!! Engineered for
Hurricane Coast! Ship Facto-
ry Direct for quick delivery.
24x30 Up to 100x2001 Call
Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.
Chancel" 20x26 Now $3955.
25x30, $5700. 30x40,
$8300. 40x60, $12,900
Many Others. Meets 140
M.RH. Higher available. One
end included. Pioneer


$40 for both or will separate.
GARAGE DOOR 7x9, insulat-
ed w/ stain glass windows &
remote opener. $300 or best
offer (863)467-1965
12x9' & 2.5 x12 x 10' & 2.5
x12x12', all for $25
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.

CARSEAT Infant w/ base, ex-
cellent condition, Pd $100
asking $35 (863)763-6297
tached base. Very good con-
dition. $20.863-447-1141

senthal China, wall addition-
al pieces, wheat pattern,
$450 neg. (863)357-2233

banana boxes & 2 garbage
bags full. Will separate or
$400 for all (772)597-0146
Ivory, size 6, battenburg lace
& pearls, $250
(863)763-0252 leave mes-


COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943

COMPUTER Win. ME, 500 +
games, monitor, keyboard,
mouse. Grt for Kids. Para Es-
paniol $50 (863)673-5549
CBRW, DVD Rom, Win XP,
MS Office, 100's of games,
& more $200 866-855-0902
dows 98+, printer & all at-
tachments. $75. For more
details call (863)467-1445
LAPTOP- Dell Inspiron, $400
with all in one printer, never
used, all paperwork & disc
w/cd burner (863)233-1140.

LAPTOP- Dell, Pentium 4, In-
spiron 9100, 17", 100gb,
with extras, $1700 or best
offer (863)467-7076 Iv msg.

BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
$500 (863)357-21.10
BEDROOM SET- Queen size
Head/foot board, Dress
w/mirror, Nightstand, Desk &
Chair $500. (863)675-3834
BR Set, King size, all wood,
$500 or best offer.
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pit. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
DESK- With bookshelf, Key
board drawer, Light oak
w/metal accent. $40.
Mahogany, $200
frame, 1 yr old, $75
brown plaid, $300
20 different pcs. Located 20
mi SE of Okee. on FL 710.
$300 will sep. (772)597-0146
leather, exc. cond., $1100 or
best offer. (863)467-1072
7 pc. Qu. Bdrm. Set wood &
brass $600., Oak Dinette w/4
chairs $150., Dinette Set,
wood Antique White w/6
chairs & matching hutch
$1000 Firm. & Many Misc.
Items For into. 863-467-8660
used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404.
Male, with papers. $600
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$350. (863)634-8601
TWIN BED- light pine color,
wood w/laminate, includes
mattress $45

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CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Ne.(863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART: Club Car, Lifted,
Gas Powered. Lights, Wind-
shield, $1850. (772)462-2211

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Steel, custom made, for AR
15. $200 (863)357-5754
REMINGTON 870- 12 gauge
Shotgun, Good cond. $150.
STAR SA 9 mm- Semi-auto
pistol, 2 magazines, ammo.

Healt &Reci
EqIpment 0I62I

POWER CHAIR- Golden Alanre
New, still have manualwar-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1000 neg 863-634-9620
TOTAL GYM- Chuck Norris,
Excellent condition, w/extras.
$75. (863)675-2285

Hers, white gold, paid $800
asking $350 (863)634"8530

WATCH, Citizen Blue Angels &
Citizen Eco-drive watch,
$295 for both will sell sep.

ROUND, Never used. $1500.

EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
uyter & Financial aid if quali-
y. (866)858-2121
OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy free-
dom! Travel without canis-
ters, No more bottles!
Oxlife's lightweight, Oxygen
concentrators run off your
car and in your home.
U.S.A.- made Warranteed
800)780-2616 www.oxli-

ORGAN Yamaha, excellent
shape $500 (863)675-0235
s/fiS li0,I

Orange wing, $350.
BEAGLE, Male, 1 yr. old, Tri-
Colored, CKC papers. Loves
kids. Up to date shots. $100
BEAGLE- Male, 2yrs old, Tri-
colored. C.K.C. papers,
Loves kids, House broke,
$150 863-484-0314 Lv msg
each. (863)675-6214
PITS- 7, Full blooded, Mom
on premises, 5 wks old,
$150 ea (863)634-7597
DOG PEN Chain link, 4 pan-
els, 10x6 + door. $100
tails off, Females $250
PIT BULL PUPS- great around
horses & cows, 2M-1F UTD
on all shots, $150
PITBULL Female, 8mos,
needs family without small
pets. Loves kids, very alert
$100neg. (863)484-0313
old, all shots up to date $300
wks. old. Females. Brown &
White. $250.863-675-7105
SUGAR GLIDER- Male, $65.

LPles 6851

Demo Homesites Wanted in
your area for the NEW Kayak
ool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $
Financing Available. Details
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.

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BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra strong draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
When doingthose chores
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper In the


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lers, retails $300, sell $200

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GENERATOR: Generac, 22500
surge, 15000 continuous, 30
hp, elec. start. $2000.


One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.

A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art Paying
$200-$5000 (772)562-5567



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

APPALOOSA 11yrs old, &
Blue Roan 3yrs old. Good.
horses. $1600 for both

rims/tires, eng. & carb. 5' belly
mower, disc in back blade. Run
perfect $4K 863-763-2763
GAS GRILL- 3 rack, 1 yr old,
$75 (561)983-0950.
Snapper, 9h/p. Runs good, like
new condition $450 or best of-
fer (863)517-1177

BOAR GOATS (3) Pure Bred.
All for $250. Miniature Philly, 6
mo. old. $400.
(863)635-9104 Frostproof.

SADDLE RACK- holds 3 sad-
dles, corner stand, asking
$100 (863)634-7801.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
TownhouseBs Rsnt920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land- Rent 935
Resort Property .
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Roome to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

FROSTPROOF- For Seasonal
Rental, 4br, 2 1/2 ba, Lake
clinch, $1200. mo. + 1st,
last Sec dep (863)773-0248

Utilities included. $450. mo.
Call (863)610-1077

CONDO, On Ft. Myers Beach,
Fully Furnished. Sleeps 4. Oct.
15th-Oct. 22nd. $700.

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouse Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfron Property 1080

Service Business FSBO. Sky's
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More Info Call

HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo season opens
5/31/06. Guaranteed hunting
license, $5.00. We have a
no-game, no-pay policy. Call
days (314)209-9800 even-
ings (314)293-0610.

We Buy & Sell Vacant Lots

riverfront, river view and
wooded privacy homesites.
1+ acres from the 40's. Gat-
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amenities CALL TODAY:
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
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Cherokee Mountain Realty
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Coastal North Carolina Water-
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Beautifully wooded parcel on
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sounds. Prime location close
to town. Paved rds, u/g
utilities, county water. Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(800)732-6601x 1405.
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
TIES FOR SALE- Sold and fi-
nanced by owner. Log
Homes, Lots & Acreage near
Pigeon Forge- Gatlinburg.
Call Ricky Bryant
Bargains! Water access from
$34,900 w/ FREE Boat Slips.
Sat & Sun Oct. 15 & 16.
Huge pre-construction sav-
ings on beautifully wooded
parcels at 34,000 acre lake
Tennessee. Enjoy unlimited
water recreation. Surrounded
by state forest. Lakefront
available! Excellent financing!
Call now
(800)704-3154 X 658
BY OWNER. Beautiful Moun-
tain Views in North Georgia.
1.5-3 AC Parcels. Commons
area on Trout Stream. Call

Land & Lots Supply+De-
mand=Florida Land Boom!
Cheap 1/4, 1/2, 1 Acre Lots.
5-10-13-20 Acre Parcels.
Highlands, Hendry, Hardee,
Okeechobee ask for Law-
rence (800)796-6569.
mountain top, view, trees,
waterfall & large public lake
nearby, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
$175,000 owner
(866) 789-8535
from $39,900. Grand Open-
ing October 22-23. Spec-
tacular long range views!
Near Blue Ridge Parkway
and Boone. Excellent financ-
ing, roads & utilities.
(800)455-1981, ext. 210.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
COMMUNITY Spectacular
homesites from the $30's.
Private boat slips- limited
availability. Close to down-
town Chattanooga. Lake ac-
cess from community. Call
Today: (866)292-5769.
Extraordinary Home Sites in
Gated Fall Branch Estates.
Wooded Lots, Panoramic
Mountain Views, From $60k.
Current phase: Pre-Con-
struction pricing.
(877)774-3437 www.Rid-
WESTERN North Carolina
Mountains Cool Air, Views,
Streams, Homes, Cabins,
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
SMOKIES Gated Waterfront
Community Riverfront and
Mountain Views Available,
Prices Starting low as
$46,900. Final Phase Limited
Lots Call Now! No Closing
Costs Buy Direct From De-
$$$ (800)559-3095 ext 327
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restrictions apply.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified:
Need a few more bucks
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Mobile Homes

Mobil Homse- Ltel 205
MobIls Home-Pats 2010
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AQUA ISLES Lot J-10. All
appliances included, furnished,
Walking distance to river.
$7500 (863)885-1053
La Belle- Sacrifice 12'x 46'
Modular office unit or resi-
dence with A/C. You move
LaBelle- Sacrifice 24'x 64'
Modular office unit or resi-
dence, 2 A/C units You move
$10,000 863-675-5000
MOBILE HOME '91 SW 14x66,
3 Bdrm., 2 Ba, Zone II, You
must move. $4500. N. Ft.
Myers. 239-543-5102.




BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft., 35
hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
Tournament Series, 24 volt.
535 Hummingbird. Live well.
Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
JON BOAT: 12 Ft. w/Trailer.
$300 (863)228-2123
MOHAWK CANOE 16'- with
trailer & gas 1.5HP engine,
PONTOON BOAT, 22' Crest w/
trailer, 60 hp Mercury w/stain-
less steel propeller. Low
hours. $9500 (863)357-2704
PONTOON BOAT '99 20ft,
Smoker Craft, 50hp Johnson
o/b. Trolling motor w/ trailer
$8000 (863)357-0028
SEA RAY 1991, 135 V6 0/B,
Flat Boat, $2000 or best of-
fer. (772)219-9491
TRI HULL BOAT- 14" with trlr,
and 55hp Homelite motor,
Collectors item, $400 or best
offer (863)234-6040.
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & tr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038

25', w/ bunks, excellent condi-
tion, ready to use w/ extras
$6999 neg. (863)674-0785

HONDA BF 90- '04, Warranty
left, $6200 (863)467-2000

HONDA Dirtbike CRF 100, '04,
used 1 mo, paid $3100, sell
for $2000 firm.
Honda Goldwing Aspencade
GL1200, '86, 45k mi., gar-
age maintained, exc. cond.,
cd/am/fm radio/cass., lots of
chrome, asking $4500 neg.
Call David 941-815-4783.
'85-Gd cond., 61K mi, blue,
am/fm/cd, full dress. Must sell
$2400 neg. (863)634-4754
mi,Straight pipes, Garage
kept, $4000 or best offer
200ccw/ many modifications
and low hours $2500 or best
offer (863)763-2546

DUNEBUGGY- '2000, Street le-
gal. With trailer $2500 or
best offer.(863)697-9044
GO-CART- Silver Fox, 2 seat,
Used very little. $800.

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LeBelle- Live in Travel Trailer,
'93, 32', New Refrigerator
unit & A/C, $8000.
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
Comfortable to live in. New
tires good cond. No slides
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the



Automobiles 4005
Auto Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foren Cars 4030
Four WheelDrive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts- Repaire 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Tralers 4065
Vans 4070


A DONATED CAR, truck, boat
or trailer. (any kind) can
mean vocational training for
someone in an alcohol &
drug program or transporta-
tion for a single parent fami-
ly. Tax deductible, prompt
pick up. (866)855-0902.
Stepping Stones Christian
coup, extra clean, noisy mo-
tor that needs replacing.
Don't Miss

This One
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
SNeeds work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
Anniversary Edition.
Runs & looks great. $2500 or
best offer (863)227-2013
door, A/C, Tinted windows
approx 135K, $2500.
auto, pw, pi, V6, cold AC,
96K, $3000 (863)467-7076
leave message.
DODGE NEON- '2000, 4 dr,
72K, Tinted windows, Clean,
A/C, Runs good. $6000.
a/c, good condition, runs
well $1300 or best offer
FORD TAURUS 1991, Ice Cold
Air, Excellent running condi-
tion. $2000. (863)467-7581
FORD TEMPO- '92, 4 door, re-
conditioned engine, 48K,
Good around town car $700.
or best offer (863)357-0060
good condition. $3500.
Honda Accord DX, '89, manu-
al, 4 door, runs well, $850.
. (863)357-2293

SmAutmo ilie

runs great, $1200 or best of-
fer (863)234-6040.
Good cond., black rag top,
new tires, cold a/c, $1000.

MERCURY SABLE, '99, load-
ed, sunroof, 78k miles,
$5,750. (863)357-3181

to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $800 down, 60 wk.
or $2499. (954)260-1933
NISSAN NX 2000 '93 Wht,
5spd, ac/pf, t bar roof, tinted
wind, 140K mi, rebuilt trans.
$1250 863-677-0459 An-
PREME 87, V8, Auto. All pow-
er, A/C. Works well. Needs
work. $500 (863)763-9592
needs work. $350 or best of-
fer (863)675-6214

CHEVY '48 4 door, excellent
body, new motor, needs to be
restored. Serious inquiries on-
ly. $2500 (863)763-3551

FORD BRONCO 111990, 2
Door Wagon (4WD) 96,000
miles. $2000 or best offer. Call
Cindy (863)801-1742 after 6p
FORD F150 1986, 4x4, 18" of
lift, 44" tires, 460 engine.
$2500 or best offer.
JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
whole. $650.

CHARGER- automatic,
48volts, Club car, $175

E350 FORD VAN 85- w/6.9
diesel, exc. motor & drive
train, new tires, rusty body,
$1200 neg (561)684-9007.
F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9
diesels, 2 bad motors, 1
good, $1850 or best of-

I Parts/epa

-ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.

MOTOR -'83 Ford, $150 takes
motor & truck

gears, $300 or best offer

RUBBER MAT- For Short Bed.
Truck Bed, Heavy duty, Good
condition. $25.

Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731

cab, 4x4, V6, Wrecked in
front. Parts or all $1000. or
best offer. (863)990-9256

$300 (863)467-8856.

TRUCK TOPPER for small
p/u, excellent condition. $70

Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch

DODGE DAKOTA- '88, 318,
Motor needs work, As is,
$500. (239)248-7960

TOYOTA 4RUNNER- '92, 4x4,
4 door, A/C, $2000. or best
offer. Moving, must sell..

HOME TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2'1
x 51/2'w $600.

TILT TRAILER 5x8, w/ re-
movable custom cap. Good
condition. $550

good, clean van. $1150

tires, runs good, needs trans
work, $300. (863)655-0030.

DODGE RAM- '89, New tires &
transmission, 1st $1500
Takes it! (863)357-3564

Guest Commentary

Honey gets Farm

Prescription drug helpline is available Bureau support

H.3 h ill hI biL'.4 ll di i ts.. their familiesC haveIL a r ht totf ~'..iU.

Dy Laumy iatc
Executive Director
Alliance for the Mentally
Ill of Polk County
Severe mental illnesses are
brain disorders that can pro-
foundly affect a person's ability
to think, feel, and relate to oth-
ers and their environment. How-
ever, there are inspiring stories
of recovery when these individ-
uals get the right treatment
which many times is a delicate
combination of prescription
drugs. All over Florida we are
watching the unfolding of indi-
vidual crises in the lives of Med-
icaid recipients who have a
mental illness.
In the last legislative session,
our elected officials voted to
limit the medical care available
to the Medicaid population by
restricting medications that treat

lInesses sucIll asJ UIpoUIar lr-
der, autism, schizophrenia,
chronic depression, and the like.
The right combination of med-
ications is essential to the recov-
.ery from such diseases, and to
deny that treatment equates to
denying recovery.

Due to the new Medicaid pre-
scription drug restrictions in our
state, many people with mental
illnesses have been forced to
give up the drugs work for them
that give them the ability to
lead a normal life and keep their
illness under control. Many
more are at risk of losing such
treatment since the change to
the Medicaid preferred drug list
was implemented on Septem-
ber 12, 2005. Even now many
Medicaid beneficiaries, their
physicians, and their pharma-
cists do not understand the new

Physicians can request that
their patient be allowed to take
medications that are not on the
approved list by requesting an
exception. To assist Medicaid
beneficiaries, their families,
physicians and pharmacists,
NAMI Florida is supporting the
operation of a toll-free helpline
managed through Florida Legal
Services. The Medicaid Prescrip-
tion Drug Helpline is open Mon-
day through Friday from
8:30a.m. 5:30 p.m. Callers are
assisted in understanding the
new system, the process to
obtain exceptions, and physi-
cians are provided with informa-
tion on what to do if Medicaid
has denied prescriptions for
their patients. The toll free num-
ber is 1-800-436-6001.
Medicaid beneficiaries and

appeal the decision by Medicaid
to deny a prescription. This
includes the'right to information
on the appeal process and an
immediate, temporary supply of
the medicine if the patient is
already taking such drug.
We at NAMI Polk County and
NAMI Florida hope this. phone
line will assist those in need by
providing information so that
they can remain on a plan of
treatment that works for them.
We are also pledged to work
with our elected officials and
government agencies in the
months to come, to build a bet-
ter system of care for those who
live with a mental illness.
For more information about
services provided by NAMI Polk
County call (863) 616-9642 or
visit www.namipolk.com.

Udder disaster nets USDA assistance

farmers who experienced pro-
duction and spoilage losses
from last year's devastating hur-
ricanes still have time to sign up
for the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's (USDA) 2004 Dairy Dis-
aster Assistance Payment Pro-
gram (DDAP)," announced
Kevin Kelley, State Executive
Director for USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA) on Sept. 30. Pay-
ments are authorized by the Mil-
itary Construction Appropria-
tions and Emergency Hurricane

Supplemental Appropriations
Acts of 2005. The new deadline
for dairy farmers to apply for
DDAP is October 10. Sign-up
began Aug. 15.
"Any dairy producer interest-
ed in the benefits of the program
should visit their local FSA office
as soon as possible," said Kelley.
The loss must have occurred in
a county declared a disaster due
to hurricanes by the President in
Last year, Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne

severely affected Florida dairies.
This program will give much
needed financial.relief to dairy
farmers who suffered produc-
tiorn and milk spoilage losses."
Payments will begin soon
after sign-up ends. Each eligible
dairy operation's payment will
be calculated by multiplying the
eligible pounds of milk by the
average price received for com-
mercial milk production during
the eligible months. In the event
available funds are insufficient
to compensate eligible produc-

ers, a sliding scale based of the
percentage of loss of production
and funds remaining after the
first round of payments is made.
Details on DDAP can be
found online at:
.htm. More information on other
USDA disaster programs is avail-
able at local FSA offices and
USDA Service Centers or on the
Web at
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov on
the Web.

Conservation Reserve Program continues

Gainesville, September 30,
2005-Farmers and ranchers
can now re-enroll or extend
their Conservation Reserve Pro-
gram (CRP) contracts expiring
2007 through 2010, announced
Kevin Kelley, State Executive
Director for USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA).
"We're offering farmers and
ranchers re-enrollments and
contract extensions so they can
take full advantage of the envi-
ronmental benefits of this pro-
gram," said Kelley. "Re-
enrolling and extending these
contracts is part of the Presi-
dent's plan to use all the nearly
40 million acres of CRP to
improve water quality as well as

wildlife habitat."
In order to determine who
might be able to re-enroll or
extend their CRP contract,
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) will use the Environmen-
tal Benefits Index (EBI) that was
in place when the contracts
were first written.
As a result of this land con-
servation program, many wide-
spread environmental benefits
have evolved. For example,
Reductions in soil erosion
are reaching more than 450 mil-
lion tons per year, thereby
increasing air quality due to less
airborne contamination.
Sediment and nutrient
runoff into rivers and streams is

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service estimates that CRP is
increasing duck populations by
more than two million per year.
Ring-necked pheasant popula-
tions in Minnesota, North Dako-
ta, South Dakota and Ohio are
rising by 200 percent.
CRP is increasing grasshop-
per sparrow, lark bunting and
eastern meadowlark popu-
The long-absent prairie
chickens in Texas are reappear-
CRP is helping Columbian
sharp-tailed grouse recover.
New bird habitats in the
Northern Great Plains are

Western state populations
of big game elk, mule deer,
white-tailed deer and pronghorn
antelope are increasing.
CRP is a voluntary program
for agricultural producers and
helps protect environmentally
sensitive land.
A list of CRP acres by state
with contracts expiring in 2007-
2010 is at
For more information on the
CRP program, contact your local
FSA office or the FSA Web site at

ranks number three in the nation in
production of honey, right behind
California and North Dakota. But
Florida beekeepers, struggling for
survival against pests, hurricanes
and low honey prices are seeking
new ideas for their industry.
Solutions to the problems may,
at least in part, lie in new marketing
techniques, including vertical inte-
gration, new quality standards and
developing a distinctive "brand" to
differentiate Florida honey from
run-of-the-mill product.
"We are encouraging producers
and packers to develop a sound
marketing approach to improve
profitability," said Carolee Howe, a
Florida Farm Bureau assistant direc-
tor of agricultural policy who works
with the apiary segment of the agri-
cultural industry. ,
- Florida Farm Bureau, the state's
largest general agricultural organi-
zation, brought beekeepers and
packers together with marketing
experts from the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services. The result may be a new
marketing cooperative. Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Charles

H. Bronson is concerned about set-
backs suffered by the state's honey
industry. Honeybee colonies have
been destroyed by mites and hurri-
canes. Lower priced, imported
honey is lowering prices. He has
assigned the Department's Division
of Marketing and Development to
help develop strategies to help the
honey industry.
"Many other segments of the
agricultural industry have a stake in
making sure beekeepers continue
to operate in the state," Ms. Howe
said. "Bees are necessary for polli-
nation of citrus, melons and many
other crops."
Farm Bureau has hosted several
strategy sessions, the latest with
representatives of the FDACS Mar-
keting Division. At that meeting last
week several producers and pack-
ers agreed to explore the creation of
a cooperative.
Florida honey producers and
packers who want information
about the formation of the market-
ing cooperative can contact Jerry
Latner, president of the industry
steering committee, at (877)832-
3268 or email to:

Minimum wage goes up

for Workforce Innovation
announced last week that Florida's
minimum wage will be $6.40 per
hour effective Jan. 1, 2006 for all
hours worked in Florida. This repre-
sents an increase of 25 cents over
the current state minimum wage of
$6.15 per hour. Florida's minimum
wage was created in a constitution-
al amendment approved by voters
on November 2, 2004, and covers
all employees in the state covered
by the federal minimum wage.
Pursuant to the language of the
state constitutional amendment,
the Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion is to perform an annual calcu-
lation to establish a new minimum
-wage each year. The constitution
also requires the adjusted mini-
mum wage to be published. The
increase in the minimum wage this
year represents a 4 percent change
in the federal consumer price index
for urban wage earners and clerical
workers in the South Region for the
12-month period prior to Septem-
ber 1, 2005. Florida's new mini-
mum wage will be $1.25 more than
the current $5.15 federal minimum
Employers must pay their
employees awage not less than the
amount of the hourly state mini-
mum wage for all hours worked in
Florida. The definitions of "employ-

er," "employee," and "wage" for
state purposes are the same as
those established under the federal
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
For "tipped employees" meet-
ing eligibility requirements for the
tip credit under the FLSA, employ-
ers may count tips actually received
as wages under the FLSA, but the
employer must pay "tipped
employees" a direct wage in an
amount equal to the minimum
wage of $6.40 minus $3.02 (which,
as required by Florida's Constitu-
tion, is the 2003 tip credit existing
under the FLSA), or a direct hourly
wage of $3.38 on January 1,2006.
Employees who are not paid the
minimum wage may bring a civil
action in a court of competent juris-
diction against the employer or any
person violating Florida's mini-
mum wage law. The state attorney
general may also bring an enforce-
ment action to enforce the mini-
mum wage, As stated in Florida's
Constitution, the case law, adminis-
trative interpretations, and other
guiding standards under the FLSA
should be the guide regarding the
construction of Florida's constitu-
tional amendment creating the
minimum wage. FLSA information
and compliance assistance can be
found at

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